Hi, all. A week or two ago I received in the mail a package from Germany with one of the delightful HCam Master TS adapters. As you're likely aware of if you're reading this thread, this adapter allows tilt/shift movements with a Canon EOS EF mount on the front and a Sony E mount on the back. They're available here: Hartblei Home from forum member Stefan Steib.
I don't currently own any of the really high-zoot wide-angle lenses for Canon, or the Nikon 14-24 zoom. At this point, I don't really plan on using the Canon lenses because I don't like the idea of needing a second body in the field in order to change the aperture. And, frankly, despite having just dropped almost USD$1000 on an adapter, I'm still something of a cheapskate. My plan is to use adapted Contax and Nikon lenses. Eventually, after testing, I'll change to Leitax lens mounts for the Contax lenses.
I do already own the Nikon 16-35 f/4 zoom, the Contax 35-70 f/3.4 zoom, the Contax 25 f/2.8, and the Contax 50 f/1.7 lenses. I'm planning on checking out all of them in the coming weeks. I might well add the Contax 100-300 zoom later, or some combination of the 100 f/3.5 and/or 135 f/2.8 lenses. I don't have the Nikon adapter at all yet; I currently have a single cheap fotodiox Contax >to> Canon adapter that I'll use for initial testing. A cheap Nikon adapter should arrive tomorrow (27 April).
Are there any that people are more interested in seeing the results from?
I've only done basic testing of lenses myself. Is there an accepted methodology to testing tilt/shift lenses that I should try to follow?